Poverty, Unemployment and Crime Rates
What the data is: Poverty, unemployment and crime rates for the state as a whole and for the communities within the HCC service area.
How to use the data: This data can be used to learn more about the communities the college serves and as a starting point for research. The data cannot be used, by itself, to conclude that correlations or causation exist between the values shown.
|State (Connecticut) Rates|
|2013 Unemployment Rate (%)||7.8%|
|2012 Poverty Rate (%)||10.0%|
|2012 Crime Rate (per 100,000 residents)||2,433|
|HCC Service Area||2012 Poverty Rate (%)||2013 Unemployment Rate (%)||2012 Crime Rate (per 100,000)|
Sources/Definitions: For all data, the source is CERC Town Profiles. CERC's definitions and sources are:
- Poverty Rate--The number of people living below the poverty level as a percentage of total population in a given area (5 year survey; 2008-2012). Source: Census, American Community Survey
- Unemployment Rate--Share of residents in the town who are unemployed relative to total labor force in town (Annual Average). Source: Connecticut Department of Labor
- Crime Rate--Number of violent crimes per 100,000 people in the town. Source: CT Department of Public Safety
Last updated: March 17, 2015